Three Wise Monkeys And Pc

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 24th January 2021


Simply cannot believe the latest PC about the Three Wise Monkeys.

From The Times - Friday 22nd January

“York Academics see the evil of racism in three wise monkeys

A phrase comes to mind which I will alter ‘ Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ so to is ‘Offence”

I am highly offended and disgusted by the Halal killing of the Moslem and Jewish religions but to followers of those religions, it is not seen as such.

So back to the Three Wise Monkeys - Personally I’ve only ever seen them as WISE. Monkeys are revered in India - they have their own Monkey God - Hanuman and just outside Jaipur there is a beautiful Temple dedicated to Monkeys.

The Japanese revere the Monkey as being Wise.

The representation of Monkeys with paws over Eyes, Ears and Mouth to mean ‘See no Evil; Hear no Evil; Speak no Evil - appear to me to be Incredibly Wise Words which many of us would do well to heed.

When in India for the filming of The Real Marigold Hotel, we visited the beautiful Monkey Temple and three of us sitting on a wall, automatically took the stance of the Three Wise Monkeys with absolutely no offence meant or intended.

I am really tired of all the Political Correctness and the re-inventing of History. History is what it says - History - the Past which we cannot change. We can only work towards a better future. Without acknowledging History in its context, we have no future.

I’m sure if you scratched beneath the surface of many an Aristocratic or Rich family you would find contacts with the slave trade. An absolute abomination and, I believe the British were the first to do something to eradicate it.

Does anyone ever talk about Tribal Warfare in Africa and how their own people (of a different tribe) were sold into Slavery by the Victors.

Sadly we still have slavery by virtue of the ‘Sweatshops’ where the poor work in appalling conditions and are paid almost nothing. Think of that when next you buy an article which is ridiculously cheap - like a T-shirt for pence made in China or the Far East. It doesn’t take an economist to work out how little the ‘maker’ would have received for their labour when you factor in cost of materials, middle men, transport to the UK and another middleman selling to a shop or online.

I try very hard to avoid buying anything made in China and the Far East but it is well nigh impossible - think I’d be reduced to going around ‘naked’. Sadly the clothes made in the UK are predominantly very expensive and beyond the purse of much of the population.

Take care - stay safe.  Jan

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